Ross joined the Optimist in 1959, first marching in the Colour Guard and then playing the baritone.
He left the Corps at the end of the 1962 Season and went on to build a successful management career in general insurance.
Quiet by nature, he was known as a rock solid friend, always ready to offer a helping hand.
Ross had a wonderful way of laughing at himself, particularly at his first and last game of In-Between, at the back of the Corps bus. In world record time, he managed to lose his entire stake on a split-hand in about ten seconds.